How do our food choices affect global warming? That's what this website and project, named after the original title of the book, The Global Warming Diet, Cool Recipes for a Hot Planet, set out to discover.
"D-I-E-T is a four-letter word. No one likes diets. Diet foods are boring, flavorless, and unsatisfyingâ€” words that describe the global-warming diet to a tee. Itâ€™s a machine-cuisine we are eating today, and it takes about 500 gallons (1,890 l) of oil per person each year to produce it. Talk about a greasy spoonâ€”we emit similar amounts of carbon dioxide eating as we do by driving. U. S. government research shows that our chemical fertilizer and herbicide-based food system contributes close to 20 percent of the nationâ€™s carbon dioxide emissions."
So how do food choices affect global warming? Whatâ€™s on the menu of the Global Warming Diet?
(Excerpt from Cool Cuisine â€“ Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming â€“ page 5-6)